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Anti-Abortion club now official at Carleton Carleton Lifeline was approved in January as a Carleton University student club and is eligible for funding from the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA). Although CUSA updated its discrimination policy in December to ban the use of its Continue 

Biology professor Sue Bertram wins 2007 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Carleton University Assistant Professor of Biology, Sue Bertram (right), is the recipient of the 2007 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. The award is valued Continue 

From the Archives

Upon her retirement in 1984, Betty Buckley received an honorary Master of Arts, honoris causa, for her long and distinguished service. Betty enrolled at Carleton College in the first class of 1942 to take German 2. In 1946, Carleton’s first president Henry Marshall Tory (a family friend), Continue 

Carleton remembers

This column provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the lives of individuals whose contributions have shaped Carleton University over the years. If you wish to make a submission, please contact the editor at editor@carleton.ca. Jim Whenham, the University’s first Director of Continue 

Capital Hoops Classic draws record attendance

Drawing record crowds, the Capital Hoops Classic was held on January 23 at Scotiabank Place. The face-off between long-time rivals University of Ottawa Gee-Gees and Carleton Ravens, saw the Gee-Gees taking home the victory with a final score of Continue 

Carleton Where?

Fourth-year electrical engineering student Nilendran Ratnasabapathy has won the latest Carleton Where? photo contest for correctly identifying the mosaic tiles that adorn the outside walls of Room 360, Tory Building and were featured in the January issue of Carleton Now. Ratnasabapathy and Continue 

Sprott students bring home the gold

In January, two students from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business bested students from across the country to win first place in the accounting competition at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC), held in Kingston. The Continue 

Two-minute interview

Like Jane Keeler, you too can be profiled in a future issue of Carleton Now. We’re pleased to put the spotlight on the University’s dedicated faculty and staff who make Canada’s Capital University an outstanding place to learn and work. — Name: Jane Keeler Title: Counsellor Continue 

Lieff bursary will help students focus on academics and community

Students who spend four, six or even eight years at Carleton have a lasting bond with their alma mater. This is where they spend a formative time of their Continue 

See you at CU!

Hundreds of alumni will say “see you at CU!” to their friends this spring, as they make plans to attend the first annual Carleton University Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 4 to 6, 2007. This is the first of what is hoped will become a “proud annual tradition for Carleton,” explains Continue 

Career Connection Speaker Series begins this month

The Career Development and Co-operative Education office (CDCE) is launching a new program this month to provide Carleton University students with professional employment guidance and information. The Career Connection Speaker Series will offer Continue 

Black History Month at CU

February is Black History Month. Around the world, many cities will be marking, celebrating and promoting the knowledge of black history and experience. The celebrations are geared towards disseminating information on positive black contributions as well as increasing the awareness of the Continue 


For more details on these and other upcoming events, visit our events calendar at carleton.ca/events Lectures The Public Face of Ethics Presented by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities February 8 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Alumni Theatre, Southam Hall F.K. Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Lionel Briand wins prestigious international research award Professor Lionel Briand, Carleton University’s Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Software Quality Engineering, has been awarded the 2006 Simula Research Award. This is the first time the award has been granted to a visiting Continue 

Respected Attendant Services Program celebrates 20th anniversary

For Carleton University students with disabilities, the Attendant Services Program (ASP) is there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with everything Continue 

First-year students get a Blank Page to showcase their writing talent

Often the biggest challenge for young authors is getting that first chance to demonstrate their talent. To make this struggle a little easier, Collett Tracey, Continue 

Sprott School of Business hosts professional development day for high school teachers

Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business has had enormous success in the past by making connections with high school students through their Continue 

From the top

I recently had the opportunity to make a general presentation to our Board of Governors on immediate priorities and possible new directions as we move forward. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you, our alumni, some of our progressive agenda. At the outset, I feel that it Continue 

Editor’s note

My technological baptism took place sometime between the ages of six and eight. Though I didnft know it at the time, the beginning of my evolution from troglodyte to one who is technologically engaged can be pinpointed to a specific day. It all started when my parents bought a Commodore 64 Continue 

Better teaching assistants, more study space top student wish list

NSSE results lead to action Like many undergraduates across Ontario, first- and final-year Carleton students see money and work pressures as the greatest Continue 

African book drive – 20,000 books strong!

On behalf of the East African Students Association of Carleton, a tremendous thankyou to everyone who hauled a heavy box of books around the campus in honour of the African Book Drive. The Carleton community donated 20,000 books, which will Continue 

Donations more than $7.8 million in 2006

Carleton’s fundraising efforts enjoyed a banner year in 2006. The University’s donor community, including faculty and staff, gave more than $7.8 million to student aid and academic programs—a 20 per cent increase over the previous three-year Continue 

National Roundup

UBC forecasts $28 million shortfall In the last five years, the University of British Columbia (UBC) has seen a 50 per cent increase in its operating budget. A rush of applicants and rapid expansion have overtaxed the university’s resources, despite more than $1 billion in capital Continue 

Letter to the editor

An afternoon of family fun What a great photograph of my son’s first time on skates! The Family Holiday Skate was a great time and the organizers and volunteers should be commended. Thanks for running the picture and for sending me a copy. A very proud father, Professor Jim Green, Systems Continue 

Letter to the editor

Quest for safe drinking water article very helpful I would like to thank you very much for the article in the January issue of Carleton Now on Professor Örmeci’s quest for safe drinking water. I was in need of answers for my geography summative (which was on Canada’s water, go Continue 

Edward Greenspon on terror and the press

On January 31, more than 200 students, faculty, staff and members of the public took the opportunity to hear Edward Greenspon, BJ/79, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail, discuss the implications of the often tenuous relationship between the Continue 

Graduate Studies and Research prepares for new period of growth

By Conan de Vries and Lynn Alberta The Ontario government’s Reaching Higher plan has set the bar to new heights for graduate enrolment: 12,000 full-time Continue 

Two industrial design students rate Apple’s latest technological wonder

Is the iPhone worth the hype? On January 9, Apple launched its latest invention, the iPhone. This new device combines three products—a mobile phone, a Continue 

Carleton participates in campaign to help the homeless

With the support of the Carleton University community for the second year in a row, Admissions Officer Marcia Adams-Aston is hoping to put a “cap,” or rather a “toque,” on homelessness in Canada by coordinating the Continue 

Ontario Engineering Competition returns to campus after 20 years

Carleton University will be hosting the 28th annual Ontario Engineering Competition, on campus, February 9 to 11. Although it lasts for only three days, many Continue 

Alternative Spring Break students learn about inner-city issues first-hand

For 15 Carleton University students, Reading Week will provide an opportunity to participate in school projects alongside students at one of Vancouver’s Continue 

First annual Department of University Safety Ball Hockey Tournament a success

On November 26, 2006, the first annual Department of University Safety Ball Hockey Tournament was held on campus to raise money for the Shepherds of Good Hope Continue 

Ambassador’s Roundtable lecture series a hit

On January 25, Carleton University presented the third of a four-part series entitled “Ambassador’s Roundtable.” Hosted by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Continue 

Innovative seminar offers a practical way to learn about communication and community

Professor Josh Greenberg’s students regularly tell him that they not only want their degree programs to prepare them for the competitive job Continue 

New Social Innovation Challenge encourages student entrepreneurship

A new competition at Carleton this semester—the first of its kind in Canada—aims to better help students help the community. This competition, called the Continue 

About Carleton NOW

Mission Statement Carleton Now is the University’s flagship internal communications vehicle and is published monthly (except July) through the Department of University Communications. Director, Communications and Community Relations Doug Wotherspoon Creative Supervisor Greg MacDonald Continue 

Carleton first-choice applications up by 11.3%

Focus on programs and faculty engagement in recruitment efforts pay off New statistics show the number of Ontario high school students making Carleton University their first choice is up by 11.3 per cent from 2006— a figure significantly above Continue 

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